- Actors: Marcel Dalio, Nora Gregor, Paulette Dubost, Mila Parély, Odette Talazac
- Directors: Jean Renoir
- Format: PAL
- Language: French
- Subtitles: English
- Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
- Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
- Number of discs: 1
- Classification: PG
- Studio: Bfi
- DVD Release Date: 2 Jun. 2003
- Run Time: 110 minutes
- Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
- ASIN: B00009KOWM
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 18,929 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)
La Règle du jeu  [DVD]
Fulfilment by Amazon (FBA) is a service Amazon offers sellers that lets them store their products in Amazon's warehouses, and Amazon directly does the picking, packing, shipping and customer service on these items. Something Amazon hopes you'll especially enjoy: FBA items are eligible for and for Amazon Prime just as if they were Amazon items.
If you're a seller, you can increase your sales significantly by using Fulfilment by Amazon. We invite you to learn more about this programme .
- Choose from over 13,000 locations across the UK
- Prime members get unlimited deliveries at no additional cost
- Find your preferred location and add it to your address book
- Dispatch to this address when you check out
Frequently bought together
What other items do customers buy after viewing this item?
If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?
La Règle du jeu
A film by Jean Renoir
Denigrated by the public, vilified by the critics, re-cut at the insistence of its producers, and finally banned by the French government as demoralising and unpatriotic, La Règle du jeu was a commercial disaster at the time of its original release. On the surface, a series of interlinked romantic intrigues taking place at a weekend shooting party in a country chateau, the film is in fact a study of corruption and decay within French society on the eve of the outbreak of World War II. Its reputation firmly restored, Renoir's brilliant comedy is now widely recognized as one of the greatest films ever made.
DVD extras include an absorbing documentary on the making of La Règle du jeu, directed by Pierre Oscar Lévy (1987) for the series Image par Image.
France | 1939 | black & white | French language, English subtitles | 110 minutes | Academy ratio 1.33:1 | Region 2 DVD
Actually filmed at the end of the Second World War, La Régle du Jeu confused the public by its dark and modern undertone. Indeed Jean Renoir shows us through a tragic love triangle the acidic face of French society at the end of the 1930s. It was received at its French premiere with such hostility (the theatre was almost set on fire), that the distributors were granted the right to cut some of the then-offensives scenes. Booed by the public and mutilated by censorship, Renoir's black sheep has since won a share of greatness in the French cinematic pantheon. This prophetic movie is now studied in every film course, and celebrities such as Gérard Depardieu or director Emir Kusturica are open admirers of this rich piece of cinema. Rewarding an infinite number of viewings, one never gets bored with La Régle du Jeu's tale of a hunting party in Sologne (followed by a more intimate one at a castle) where masters and servants outwit each other in a game of black humour and cruelty, a work made all the more memorable because of the astounding performances of its remarkable actors. --David Mikanowski, Amazon.fr --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Product description
Customers who bought this item also bought
Top Customer Reviews
Previously I had never heard of it.
I didn't fall in love with it, but I didn't hate it either.
It seems to be one of those films that critics and film students have come to admire.
I read about the film portraying a vision of French society just prior to World War 2.
Personally, and it is only my opinion I will not be watching it again.
My guess is the film has become part of the required watching for those undertaking courses in cinematography and social history.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I was somewhat disappointed in this famous and iconic part of the art movie canon.It reminded me of a Brian Rix farce only less amusing,very unrealistic in feel.Published 16 months ago by Philip Scott-Smith
One of cinema's great highlights. An ambiguous yet passionate film from 1939...Published on 5 Dec. 2014 by MR LINKS